Town of Oakville Cultural Grants

Administered through the Oakville Arts Council

Brief History:

Each year since 1989, the Town of Oakville has provided operating and project grants to qualified not-for-profit cultural organizations. The Oakville Arts Council, on behalf of the Town of Oakville administers this process at-arms length, with the applications reviewed by the Cultural Grants Review Committee commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Directors of the Oakville Arts Council.  Over the past 27 years, 64 different cultural organizations in Oakville have benefited from support of approximately $2.3 million. In 2010, the OAC renewed our Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Oakville for the following purposes:

  1. To ensure that Oakville shall be a community where art is embraced and Oakville artists and art organizations are supported and recognized as vital and central to the creative life of the Town.
  2. To service the Oakville community through enabling the activity of artists, arts groups and businesses.
  3. To provide, through the OAC, a non-partisan, arms-length service that advocates, communicates, enables, and sustains the arts for the community of Oakville.
  4. To administer grants to the artists and arts groups of Oakville on behalf of the CTO, ensuring accountability and transparency.

2017 Allocations:

The 2017 cultural grant applications were reviewed by a peer advisory committee made up of representatives from the arts and business community.

2017 Cultural Grants Review Committee:

Suzy Godefroy – Chair, Oakville Arts Council
Indira Roy Chouhdury
Derik Hawley
Karen Korody
Andrew MacIver
Virender Madan
Karen Raymond
Bernadette Ward, Executive Director, Oakville Arts Council
Sarah Douglas-Murray, Senior Manager, Cultural Services, Town of Oakville

Listing of 2017 Cultural Grants



ArtHouse for Children and Youth (ArtHouse)


ArtWorks Oakville Association


Burl-Oak Theatre Group


Carousel of Nations Multicultural Association


Circle of Harmony Chorus


Halton Jazz Singers

Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra


High Rendition Jazz


Intrada Brass of Oakville


Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre


Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra


Musikay (Oakville Ensemble)


Oakville Art Society


Oakville Camera Club


Oakville Chamber Orchestra


Oakville Chinese Network Society


Oakville Choral Society


Oakville Festivals of Film & Art


Oakville Improv Theatre Company, Inc.


Oakville Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild


Oakville Suzuki


Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Art Council


Oakville Wind Orchestra Inc.


Oakville Vocal Arts Festival


Tempus Choral Society


Tottering Biped Theatre


The Oakville Children's Choir


The Oakville Players (TOP) $5,000

The Oakville Symphony Orchestra


World of Threads Festival $7,000



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